Cabs from Kolkata to Purulia

Kolkata to Purulia Taxi Services

(Purulia To Kolkata)

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Kolkata to Purulia distance is 250 kms . Out of the 2 reviews shared by travellers, 50% prefer Train, 50% prefer Car or Cab respectively.

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Swarup Dutta

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Swarup Dutta
Posted Feb 6, 2017 Feb 6, 2017
Mode of Transport:Car
My suggestion is not to visit. The place is nice with scenic beauty but the Local Natives are very hostile, they are very poor, with literally no income, so they always target tourists for money.

Starting from cab driver, local shop owner etc everyone unnecessarily harasses tourists for money. If you are going by train, auto owner/sumo driver demands money as per their wish and if one driver denies no one will take you to hotels, so to reach hotel you have to give whatever they demands.

Please don't ever think of visiting there by driving own vehicle, as roads are very narrow, and villagers come in front of vehicle, acts like he has been hit by your car and the entire pre planned drama begins. One person jumped in front of my car, good luck I controlled my car, he has not been touched by my car, but he acted like he has been injured by my car, within 5 mins all locals surrounded us and started demanding money. They demanded lump sum of Rs 10, 000. When denied they started damaging my vehicle, so unfortunately we had to give 5000 to get out of that place. In one word my suggestion please try to avoid visiting that terrain, as there are Maoists no more, but people still have that mentality with nil source income.
Car Type:
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This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:NH 2
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My suggestion is not to visit. The place is nice with scenic beauty but the Local Natives are very hostile, they are very poor, with literally no income, so they always target tourists for money.

Starting from cab driver, local shop owner etc everyone unnecessarily harasses tourists...more »
Trip Includes:  Garpanchkot Resort
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Indranil Sen

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Indranil Sen
Posted Mar 24, 2015 Mar 24, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
We three, me on the driving wheel, my friend as my side companion and my beloved as our pillion rider started the journey one hr late due to heavy rain in the morning of 4th March'15. Instead of 5:30 am, we started off at 6:30 am. What a drive in my new Nano Golden Twist over 2nd Hoogly bridge and beyond. The rain fizzled out near Deulti.

Breakfast time : Luchi, Ghugni, Egg chop, Green Chilli chop, 2 hot Rosogollas and one big tea without sugar! Drove into Jhargram Rajbari and my beloved's first visit. Filled up to the brim my 15 lit Petrol tank of twist.

Next tea break, Sildah, the dreaded place where the Police Camp was blown up by the Maoists. A part of the road towards Jamshedpur was not so good. We waved past CRPF on duty and reached Belpahari.

Time for late lunch: Bun, tea and gawja.

Enquired a bit on motor ability to Kokrajhar and Amlasol. Soon reached Kokrajhar and then to Amlasol where adivasis die of starvation. Seen CRPF positioned at each corner. But peace all around. The path to Amlasol is red soil and stones up the hillocks. There the end of path. The cute Nano twisted easily and we bade good bye to the silence, bird's whistles and the murmur sound of dry leaves with serenity in our mind .

It was then 5 pm when we, reached Bandwan from where you can move into Jharkhand or move to Bhalo Pahar about 10 km ahead. We reached Bhalo Pahar at 5:30 pm. No room to stay. Offered accommodation in school Bari in 1st floor with one toilet having a commode but with no bulb.

From 7 pm the Palash Mela begins. The joy of findings new friends is un-describable. The first hurdle: no blanket carried or available! Bed on the floor. Some North window panes of the class room broken.

2nd morning was as pleasant as the morning dew amidst farm land and forest of Bhalo Pahar. Enjoyed Baul group's practice and Kallol Ghoshal and Somen Bagchi's dual practice in the Goal thatched hut. Simple lunch, clock struck 4 pm. Let's drive to Duarshini suggested by Samir-da..Aah..the Forest Bungalow is burnt out but what a view.

Sun-set begins, we drove back and enjoyed the 2nd night of Palash Mela in chilled condition. At 11 pm we by the help of Kamal-da , the prime person of Bhalo Pahar put up ourselves in a 5 bedded room with attached horrible bathroom with squat pan. Next day morning we crossed the border of Purulia and entered into Jharkhand. It was Palash all around. We again filled up the petrol tank at 8/- less than W.B.

Breakfast at Bandhwan, Dahi-Chura and Labanga Lotika. Back to Bhalo Pahar in the late morning after a thorough bath. We decided to set off to Jhilmil Forest Bungalow instead of spending the 3rd night of Palash Mela at Bhalo Pahar. At 2:30 pm we bade good bye to all coloured inmates of Bhalo Pahar with clogs of sorrow in our throat.

No room at Jhilmil as it's a Holi Day! Let's drive on and we soon entered Bankura District and headed towards Mukutmonipur. On the way, why not drive into another forbidden jungle and hillocks of sutan. Road is lovely dark green. Then another little daring drive through the kuccha road of small villages for more than an hour to the lovely state highway to Mukutmonipur. It was 6 pm and then of 7th March'15. No room there too. At 7 pm we were asking ourselves whether to go back to Bhalo Pahar within another 2 and 1/2 hr or drive along over 300 km back to Kolkata. We decided to drive towards Durgapur via Bankura. What a road ! You are never bothered of any potholes in the Dark High way. At 1:30 am of 8th March'15, my beloved and I reached home after dropping my friends Aloke Ghosh at his residence . The journey on 7th has been video captured. Hence is unable to upload most. Self drove over 21 hr. My friend drove for 2 hr. Covered a distance of 1,300 km in 4 days and 1 night.

Tip of Advice : Carry plenty of drinking water, seasonal fruits and some woollens and blankets.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:NH 6 and WB SH 5
Trip Includes:  | Purulia
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Popular driving routes from Kolkata to Purulia

Route name Facilities Route popularity
NH 6 and WB SH 5(311.9km) 50% travellers prefer this route
NH 2(287.4km) 50% travellers prefer this route
SH 2(249.6km) - -
AH 1(287.4km) - -
NH 2 and Bardhaman-Bankura Rd(294km) - -
NH19 and Durgapur - Purulia - Raghunathpur Rd(292.7km) - -
NH314(252.3km) - -
NH19 and SH 5(302.3km) - -
NH19 and NH314(298km) - -
NH16, NH14 and NH314(315.1km) - -
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Travel by Car/Taxi

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 10 2200
Toyota Qualis A/C 12 2640
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 2640
Mahindra Xylo A/C 13 2860
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 14 3080
Tata Indigo A/C 16 3520
Ford Ikon A/C 17 3740
Hyundai Accent A/C 17 3740
Mahindra Logan A/C 17 3740
Toyota Innova A/C 17 3740
Ford Fiesta A/C 18 3960
Tempo Traveler 19 4180
Honda City A/C 20 4400
Honda Civic 25 5500
Chevrolet Optra 26 5720
Toyota Corolla 30 6600
Toyota Corolla Altis 30 6600
Ford Endeavor 35 7700
Honda Accord 54 11880
Toyota Camry 57 12540
Mercedes Benz - E class 73 16060
Mercedes Benz - S class 140 30800

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